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Archive for September, 2008
The best way to have people obsessing about your birthday is to never tell anyone the exact date. That’s what Google’s been doing; we pretty much know that big G’s 10th anniversary is in September, but the exact time is unknown.
And, while some have written about it almost a month ago, only now Google is officially ‘celebrating’ its birthday by releasing a special tenth anniversary page, featuring an interactive timeline of the company’s history.
They’ve also launched Project 10100, described as ‘a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.’
The project works as follows: you send Google your idea by October 20th; it’s done by simply filling out a submission form, add a 30-second video if you like. Public voting on ideas begins on January 27th, 20 semi finalists will be chosen, and an advisory board will then select up to five final ideas. Google will commit 10 million dollars to make these ideas work.
Check out the introductory video below.
While the page feature in WordPress has been a mainstay of the blogging platform for years, it doesn’t get a whole lot of love from the programmers or plugin community. Here are 8 plugins that are compatible with at least WordPress 2.5 that will allow you to change their order, make sub-pages easier to navigate, add tags and more.
The galaxy of gimmicky karaoke machines was starting to fade before Memorex’s SingStand came along. This baby organically melds mic stand and iPod dock, and at $70 doesn’t even put you into debt to do so. The base is where the brains are—vox effects like reverb plus ‘Auto Voice Control’ for removing original song vocals—along with two 4-watt ‘full-range’ speakers. There’s even a second mic input for Sonny-and-Cher-Pre-Divorce moments. The catch is that there’s no 30-pin connector for charging or enhanced iPod control, but at least a 3.5mm miniplug means you can pop in your Zune or Sansa too. [Memorex via Electronista]
Beer, also known as the nectar of the gods, is worth downing after a long hard day at the office. I believe it tastes even better when you have your favorite music playing in the background. If you happen to have a decent amount of DIY knowledge, why not conjure this 20-watt Heineken Draught Keg Guitar Amplifier? It will set you back by $119 if you want one and skip all the hard work of building it from scratch yourself, but then again this ‘dude’ present would make for a perfect last-minute gift if you’ve run out of ideas. This unique amplifier also works with compatible MP3 players if you so desire.
Word on the street has it that the redesigned MacBooks are already on their way to stores, since field checks denote the shipping process in currently in progress. Rumor also has it the new MacBooks will include an extremely thin aluminum casing, LED backlighting and something we’d never thought possible from Apple – an aggressive entry-level price point. There are people looking at a $999 MacBook, and that price point would certainly make it very attractive to pick up even for a person who doesn’t need one. Are you looking forward to the new slew of MacBooks, or are you happy with what you have currently and do not want to focus on spending but reining in your finances as the economy heads towards a downwards spiral.
MTR Podcast Recorder offers real-time recording that is saved on the same server where WordPress is installed. All recordings will be saved into the MP3 format using the so famous LAME encoder. In addition to all this, you can manage your playlists and recordings from the WordPress administration. You can easily add a Podcast Player widget to any of your sidebars, posts, or pages if you want to promote a specific recording to your readers.